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Old Hall, Mill Road, Rearsby (Grade II*)

Geo: 52.7224, -1.0389
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressOld Hall Mill Road Rearsby LE7 4YN
GradeGrade II*
Grid ReferenceSK6500814299
LBS189545
Volume, Map, Item285, 4, 79
ParishRearsby
WardWreake Villages
Conservation AreaRearsby
DescriptionHouse, mostly 1661. Rough cast render probably over brick to west and south elevations, brick to rear. Welsh slate roof to front and rear wings, Swithland slate to rear of main range. 2 storeyed with attics. Main facade of 5 bays, symmetrical with 3 projecting gables: the outer ones contain full height canted bay windows with hollow chamfered stone mullions, and hoodmoulds, 2 light casements to attic. Central gable over porch, a round arched opening, with six panelled door within, and single light set in round arched recess above, over which is the date on a carved stone. Inner bays each contain a 3 light casement window in round arched recess to ground floor, and 3 lights above. Later hipped roofed bay to left, c1930. Gable and axial brick stacks. Rear has projecting wing to left, and gable to right with later C19 and C20 outshot extensions between them. The gable is of brick with blue diaper work and has a 3 light horizontally sliding sash window to ground floor, and a 2 light casement to first floor and attic above. All windows have cambered brick heads. Evidence that the roof was heightened in the C19. In the rear of the main range one upper 3 light horizontally sliding sash window is visible over which is another decorated datestone. One hipped gabled dormer in roof. Left hand wing largely obscured by later additions, but is in two parts. Its garden front (south side) appears to be a facade of early C20 date: rough cast render with canted bay window to left, a central 2 light casement, and 3 light casement to right in full height round arched recess. Upper windows also 3 light casements, set in shaped recesses. Single lower right hand bay, with ground floor loggia and 3 light window above. Inside oak panelled dining room, c1661, including fireplace with bolection moulded wood surround. Staircase with simply turned wood balusters, also c1661. Various chamfered beams, and some timber studding visible in rear wall.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.

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